There is a lot happening in the astrology this week and it’s all building toward the powerful and transformative Full Moon in Scorpio on Wednesday! The intense energy of the Full Moon is being amplified in a positive way by the Sun’s trine to Pluto, which comes exact on Tuesday morning, all the while the shift of the nodal axis into Leo & Aquarius is collectively guiding us into a new, more heart-centered path. With Mercury’s conjunction to Uranus, it’s safe to say we should expect the unexpected when it comes to communication, and we should also be on the lookout for new insight providing innovative solutions to old problems.
Monday (5/8): No major planetary aspects today. The Moon will finish out its transit through the balanced sign of Libra, moving into Scorpio late tonight, kicking off the Plutonian energy of Wednesday’s Full Moon.
Tuesday (5/9): The Sun in Taurus comes into a harmonious trine with Pluto in Capricorn today, linking our consciousness with the planet associated with the process of death, transformation and rebirth. This is a deeply penetrating aspect that brings the Truth that has been kept hidden out into the light of day to be recognized and released. This is an excellent time for highly focused work of any kind and especially favorable for projects requiring intense psychological exploration or in-depth research.
Wednesday (5/10): The Full Moon in Scorpio comes exact today at 2:42pm MST, bringing us to a powerful culmination point that feels both cathartic and empowering. The Full Moon in astrology represents not only a culmination point, but also a point of release where we’ve done all that we can do and the results are no longer up to us. It’s a point of no return, where we must relinquish control and allow events to unfold as they will— guided by something much more powerful than ourselves. With the Full Moon in Scorpio, the sign of death and transformation, this theme of release is much more potent.
In addition to the Scorpio Full Moon, we have a powerful and somewhat chaotic conjunction between Mercury and Uranus in the headstrong sign of Aries today. Today is a day when unexpected communications and insights can come out of nowhere to shake things up and force us to change our ideas and plans. This aspect is not the best for electronics, so be careful with your phones, laptops, ect!
Finally, the lunar nodes move into Leo & Aquarius today, marking the end of their 18-month transit through Virgo & Pisces. With the North Node in Leo and the South Node in Aquarius, the major themes of this transit will include following the heart versus following the crowd, passion & courage versus intellect & inhibition, tradition versus innovation, and creative self-expression versus action taken in support of the collective.
The cycle of the lunar nodes lasts roughly 18 years. Reflecting back on important events that took place from April 2000 through October 2001 can provide us with important insight into the themes that might show up on an individual level this time around.
Check back on Monday for an in-depth look at the transit of the Lunar Nodes through Leo & Aquarius, including a breakdown of the specific influence of this transit by Sun/Rising sign!
Thursday (5/11): Mars in Gemini squares Neptune in Pisces today. Watery Neptune in Pisces dissolves and extinguishes the fiery intensity of Mars, making it very difficult for many of us to feel properly motivated to take action today. Decision-making can be quite difficult at this time as Mars in Gemini sees many different options and the heavy energy of the square to Neptune creates fog and confusion surrounding the actions we must take. Now is not the time to turn to escapism through drugs, alcohol, fantasy or delusion as these types of actions can prove to be very self-destructive at this time. With Neptune in Pisces mixed up with Mars in Gemini, we can become much more prone to deception and manipulation and it can be much more difficult to be discerning with our own motivations for action at this time.
Mercury in Aries makes a harmonious trine to Saturn today, helping us to create effective long term plans and goals. Now is a time when focused hard work and mental discipline can prevail. This aspect may be our saving grace amidst all of the watery Neptunian chaos as Mercury’s trine to Saturn grounds us and brings greater mental focus and stability.
Thank you all so much for your love and support! Be sure to check back here on Thursday for the weekend forecast. Have a beautiful week! ☺